From carpenters to lawyers, and from beauty therapists to IT consultants, there are now close to 5 million people in the UK who count themselves as self-employed.
The UBOF represents a stepping stone – to be enacted now – towards Universal Basic Income and a better way of enabling citizens to live meaningful and contributory lives.
Will AI and robotics lead to the decimation of our labour market? Our new report questions whether this concern is justified.
Matthew Taylor, chief executive of the RSA, delivers his review for the Prime Minister into modern working practices.
We call for a movement of mass self-organising among the self-employed, and set out a number of ideas to take grassroots initiatives from the margins to the mainstream.
Over the last five years, the trend of using online platforms to source small, sometimes on-demand, jobs has accelerated, and shows little sign of slowing down.
If the government is serious about improving the productivity, resilience and long-term financial success of the self-employed, then it must be more willing to intervene to set problems right.
Micro businesses are often painted as inefficient, lightweight and an overall drain on our economy. But our research finds that many are in fact thriving, boosted by new technologies, changing consumer habits and a pro-busines ...
In this major new policy report, the first in the Power to Create series, Anthony Painter and Louise Bamfield argue that major institutional change to work and learning is needed to promote ‘inclusive social mobility'.
This new report examines how the living standards of the self-employed could be improved and touches upon issues such as earnings, savings, pensions, welfare and taxation.